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District Judge #210

The Texas District Courts form part of the Texas judicial system and are the trial courts of general jurisdiction of Texas. Each district court has a single judge, elected by partisan election to a four-year term.

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    Alyssa G. Perez

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How will you ensure impartiality in your court given the current system of financing judicial campaigns which allows donations from those who may later bring cases before the court?

How have you worked toward improving access to justice and what role should the court play in ensuring access to justice?

What actions will you take whenever an attorney's zealous advocacy crosses over to advocacy which impugns the integrity and motivations of you as sitting judge in the case?

What do you believe would justify your recusal in a case?

Campaign Phone (915) 201-9895
Education/Degrees Bachelor of Arts in Government, U.T. Austin; Juris Doctor, St. Mary's School of Law
Professional Experience For approximately half of my 10 year career as an attorney, I prosecuted cases with the District Attorney’s Office, trying cases in both misdemeanor and felony courts, as well as handling grand jury, appeals from district court and ultimately selected to prosecute cases in the Rape & Child Abuse Unit. I continued my career as a Deputy Public Defender and now in private practice, where I represent the indigent who are criminally accused. Finally, as a Criminal Law Magistrate, I have over 2 years on the front line handling all criminal matters.
Community Involvement Outside of my professional experience, I prioritize giving back to my community. . I have volunteered with the Adult Protective Services Silver Star Board for over five years and served as President for three years. We help the elderly and disabled through direct outreach and services for those in need, as well as broader community awareness through events such as our annual Crimes Against the Elderly Conference and our Go Purple Health Fair. I also serve as Vice-President of the statewide board of Texas Partners for Adult Protective Services, which is a resource model assisting local APS Boards across Texas. I am a Board Member of Crimestoppers of El Paso, Inc. because I recognize the importance of keeping our neighborhoods safe. I am the current Chair-Elect of the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section, and have served on the executive board for over five years. As the statewide professional organization of attorneys, I joined this section because of the historic under-representation of El Pasoans, women, and attorneys of color in leadership roles at the State Bar.
For over two years, I have performed my duties as a judge with complete respect for the rule of law, and my integrity is not swayed by outside interests, public opinion or fear of criticism. I will continue this practice as Judge of the 210th District Court.
The focus of my criminal defense practice is representing the indigent because I strongly believe in evening the playing field in the legal system. I zealously represent clients irrespective of their economic background.
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Any set of circumstances that would impair my ability to be impartial.